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World Report 2017 summarizes key human rights issues in more than 90 countries and territories worldwide. It reflects investigative work that Human Rights Watch staff undertook in 2016, usually in close partnership with human rights activists in the country in focus.
The Attorney-General’s Department welcomes comments and feedback on Australia’s draft combined report on the Convention on the Rights of the Child, the Optional Protocol on the involvement of children in armed conflict, and the Optional Protocol on the sale of children, child prostitution and child...
On 16 October 2017, the United Nations (UN) General Assembly elected fifteen new members to the Geneva-based UN Human Rights Council, including Australia for the first time.
The Independent National Security Legislation Monitor has reviewed the ‘declared areas’ provisions in div 119 of the Criminal Code and recommends that the laws be continued, subject to some changes.
This week marks ten years since the United Nations adopted its first Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.
The principle of legality has in recent years become an increasingly important tool of statutory interpretation, but it has been applied inconsistently.
Australia's only government body charged with hearing complaints of human rights by Australian business abroad is failing. This report finds that the Australian National Contact Point is tucked away in Treasury and barely resourced. The majority of complaints are dismissed at the initial assessment stage....
One of the most polarising figures in Australian public life takes her leave today, after five controversial years as Australia's human rights protector.